Name: Dr. Ivette Romero
Title: Professor of Spanish
Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
On leave during 2008-09 (Visiting Professor of Hispanic Studies, Vassar College)
Office Location: Fontaine 331
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2807
Email: Ivette.Romero@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://repeatingislands.com
Degrees Held: Ph.D. French and Latin American Literature, Cornell University; B.A. French Language and Literature, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Awards & Honors: Faculty Recognition Award for Scholarly Work (2003)
NEH Summer Institute (University of Puerto Rico) (1997)

Publications: SELECTED LIST:

Books:
Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures [Essays]. Edited with Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Spring 2008.

Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse [Essays]. Edited with Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001.

Book chapters:
"Moving Metaphors: The Representation of AIDS in Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts." Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Spring 2008.

"Travelers Possessed: Generic Hybrids and the Caribbean." Between Anthropology and Literature: Interdisciplinary Discourse. London: Routledge Press, 2002. 248-66.

"El drama del silencio: Renacimiento ritual en la literatura caribeña." Cultural (Con) fusion? Trans-Caribbean Performers and Performance. Río Piedras: Caribe 2000 Series (2002). 49-63.

"Women Adrift: Madwomen, Matriarchs, and the Caribbean." Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001. 135-60.

"Sorcerers, She-Devils, and Shipwrecked Women: Writing Religion in French Caribbean Literature." Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santería, Obeah, and the Caribbean. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997, pp. 248-66.

Journal articles, review essays:
Introduction to New Mango Season: Journal of Caribbean Women's Writing.1.2. Goldsmiths College, University of London (Spring 2008):

"Danzón." Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. 36.2 (November 2007): 230-32.

"Mary Ann Clark's Where Men are Wives and Mothers Rule: Santería Practices and Their Gender Implications." Journal of Church and State. 49.1 (Winter 2007): 137-38.

"The Black Womb: Reconstructing Families in Caribbean Testimonial Literature." Revista del CESLA (Journal of the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Warsaw) No. 9 (2006): 115-34.

"Mary Seacole." Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Series: Volume 147. Farmington Hills: Gale, 2005. 236-43.

"The Umbilical Cord: Motherhood and Displacement in the Work of Jacqueline Manicom." Mango Season: Journal of Caribbean Women's Writing. 13.1 (2000): 32-42.

"Homebodies and Heroines: Women in French Caribbean Testimonial Narrative" Anales del Caribe. 16-18 (1998): 121-27.

Miscellaneous:
"Ed Vega." The Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 300-01.
Research Interests: Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts
Latin American Literature and Cinema
Francophone Literature and Cinema
Cultural Studies
Women's Studies
Affiliations: Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars
Caribbean Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association
Modern Languages Association
Presentations: SELECTED LIST:

May 26-June 1, 2008: "Ojos así: The Exotic Other in Caribbean Literature." Caribbean Studies Association Conference, San Andrés, Colombia.

September 5-8, 2007: "AIDS, Blame, and Religiosity in Caribbean Literature and Arts." Latin American Studies Association XXVII International Congress, Montréal, Canada.

May 28-June 1, 2007: "An (Un)natural Disaster?: AIDS, Loss, and Trauma in Caribbean Art and Literature." 32nd Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

March 15-18, 2006: "The Exotic of the Exotic: Caribbean Orientalism in Puerto Rican Women's Writing." Latin American Studies Association XXVI International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

May 30-June 3, 2006: "Four-by-fours and Pickup Trucks: Status Symbols in U. S. Caribbean Chick-Lit." 10th Anniversary International Conference of the Association of Caribbean Writers and Scholars, Hollywood, Florida.

March 29-April 1, 2005: "The Automobile as an 'Isle Remote' in Caribbean Literature." 24th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

November 1-5, 2005: "Plantation Legacy and the Role of Education in the Twentieth Century: Dany Bébel-Gisler and Françoise Ega's Testimonial Literature." ICCL 6th International Conference on Caribbean Literature, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

April 10-12, 2003: "Maryse Condé and the Permeability of Boundaries." The Caribbean Unbound—Franklin College Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture, Lugano, Switzerland.

November 7-9, 2002: "Spiritual Migrations in Caribbean Literature." The 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium: Global Diasporas and the United States, Boca Raton, Florida.

November 21-23, 2002: "Cruzando fronteras: La permeabilidad de mundos en la literatura caribeña." Segundo Congreso Internacional: Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

April 2-9, 2002: "Death by AIDS: Aesthetic Responses of Caribbean Artists." 8th International Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Conference, Trois-Ilets, Martinique.

September 6-8, 2001: "Namuní y Ninina: La representación de la mujer negra en Dora Alonso y María Josefa de Granados." Latin American Studies Association Congress, Washington, D.C.

June 4-7, 2001: "Responses to AIDS and Homophobia in Puerto Rican Visual Art." (Re) thinking Caribbean Culture, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.

September 29-October 1, 2000: "Empty Beds: The Representation of AIDS in Caribbean Literature and Art." Caribbean Literary Studies Congress, University of Miami, Boca Raton, Florida.

April 2-7, 2000: "Suma: Dora Alonso y su legado histórico en el nuevo milenio." 7th International Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Conference, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

October 30-31, 1999: "El drama del silencio: Renacimiento ritual en la literatura caribeña." Caribbean 2000 Symposium, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

November 15-20, 1998: "Agua pasada: Abarcando un siglo con Dora Alonso." IV Congreso de Creación Femenina: 100 Años de Transculturación, Universidad Central de Bayamón, Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

May 18-22, 1998: "'Duskier Skin Than Theirs:' Mobility, Race, and the Construction of Caribbeanness in Mary Seacole and Francoise Ega." 6th International Conference of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, Grande Anse, Grenada.
Miscellaneous: Ongoing electronic publications: Co-founder, editor and administrator of Repeating Islands Blog (http://repeatingislands.com), a site for news and commentary on Caribbean culture, arts, and literature.

Editorial work:

Guest Editor of Hispanic Voices, special issue of New Mango Season: Journal of Caribbean Women's Writing.1.2. Goldsmiths College, University of London, Spring 2008.

Editorial Board Member: SARGASS0 (Journal of literature, language and culture; University of Puerto Rico)